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Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used tyres

As part of Operation ROTAMM, the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal group operating from Spain that acquired used tyres and sold them illegally in Africa, America and Europe. The operation involved 17 countries from the 3 continents. It is estimated that the criminal organisation could have obtained net profits amounting to nearly EUR 2…

‘Ruthless’ car gang who stole a dozen top-of-the-range BMWs using special equipment to hack the electronics and start the engines are jailed for a total of eight years Read more: http://www.dailymail.

A gang who 'hacked' their way into top-of-the-range BMWs before stealing them have been jailed for nearly eight years. Four men used a weakness in the cars' computers to steal 12 vehicles from around Lancashire before they were finally stopped in 2016. They would smash their way into the cars, including expensive 'M Performance' models worth more than £50,000, before using electronic equipment to start the…

Zero Tests New Anti-Theft Device, Catches First Thieves In Hours

Only hours after commencing theft tracking tests, Zero’s bikes are stolen, and then recovered just hours later Motorcycle theft is an increasingly rampant issuing plaguing major cities across the UK, and though the trend isn’t as acute on this side of the pond, motorcycle theft is nonetheless on the rise in the US too. As the unfortunate trend in crime grew, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London—a city hit…

Dubai’s new “smart” license plates can communicate with onlookers

New license plate technology being put to the test in Dubai could benefit drivers but not be too helpful to car thieves. Among their myriad high-tech features, the plates can flash the word “stolen” in lieu of a registration number to quickly notify authorities. The digital plates go by the name of Tag 2 Connect and will be put to the test next month through November by the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority…

Met launches campaign asking Londoners to lock, chain and cover their bikes

As well as billboard adverts, the campaign will run on petrol pump screens, buses and online. The aim is to stop the theft of scooters and reduce their use in further crimes such as snatches, burglaries and transporting drugs and weapons. In 2017, more than 14,000 scooters were stolen and many were used to commit 23,500 further crimes. Many of these machines were then either dumped or broken to be sold for their spare parts. Metropolitan…

Online retailers `irresponsible´ for selling car theft tool, police say

Police have called on Amazon and eBay to stop selling hi-tech tools which are feared to be helping drive up vehicle thefts. West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has written to the online internet giants to say it “is not responsible” for them to openly sell a key programmers tool which has become a favourite among criminals. They work by taking information from the car’s on-board computer,…

Just one in five convicted car thieves receive a custodial sentence - the rest are issued paltry fines averaging £198, new figures reveal

Over 200 cars reported stolen in England and Wales every day from 2012 to 2016 Only 7,045 criminals were prosecuted for theft of motor vehicles in that spell Just 20% were handed custodial sentences averaging 21 months The rest were issued fines averaging less than motorists receive if caught using a mobile device at the wheel Punishment for car thieves is far too lenient, according to new research. Of the 7,405 criminals prosecuted for…

20 hackers arrested in EUR 1 million banking phishing scam

A two-year long cybercrime investigation between the Romanian National Police and the Italian National Police, with the support of Europol, its Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) and Eurojust, has led to the arrest of 20 suspects in a series of coordinated raids on 28 March. 9 individuals in Romania and 11 in Italy remain in custody over a banking fraud netted EUR 1 million from hundreds of customers of 2 major banking…

  • April 3, 2018